Pot legalization advocates are undeterred by the defeat of Prop. 19

Supporters see this year's campaign as a trial run that, if retooled, could win passage in 2012. Polls show Californians open to making the drug legal.
John Hoeffel
Los Angeles Times (US)
Sunday, November 7, 2010

Despite Proposition 19's loss at the polls last week, marijuana legalization advocates in California are already working on their comeback plan for 2012 and are almost giddy about their prospects. They see the election as a trial run that could lead to a campaign with a better message, a tighter measure and more money. Both the winning and losing sides say California's voters rejected this specific initiative, but remain open to legalizing the easily obtainable drug.